In the course of the visit to Switzerland, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer.
Peter Maurer informed that the ICRC planned to mobilize over 60 million dollars for humanitarian needs of Ukraine in 2017. And the humanitarian operation of the ICRC in our country will become one of the biggest operations of the Committee in the world.
The parties discussed a wide spectrum of issues related to the provision of humanitarian aid, including the uncontrolled territories. They also emphasized the importance of unhindered access of the ICRC to the occupied territories for the implementation of the humanitarian mission.
The President asked Peter Maurer to facilitate the issue of liberation of Ukrainians illegally detained in the occupied territories in Donbas, Crimea and in Russia. He also urged the ICRC to defend the rights of Ukrainians in the occupied Crimea more actively.
The ICRC President underlined his commitment to help Ukrainians. Peter Maurer praised the restoration of water supply to the occupied territories.
The parties agreed on the visit of ICRC President to Ukraine in the nearest time.